blather

[blath-er]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.
Also blether.

Origin of blather

Middle English; Old Norse blathra to chatter, blabber
Related formsblath·er·er, noun
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blather

Scot blether

verb
  1. (intr) to speak foolishly
noun
  1. foolish talk; nonsense
  2. a person who blathers

Word Origin for blather

C15: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense
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Word Origin and History for blathering

blather

v.

1520s, Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse blaðra "mutter, wag the tongue," perhaps of imitative origin. Related: Blathered; blathering.

blather

n.

1787, from blather (v.).

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